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When it comes to marriage and human sexuality, the message keeps changing. Society tries to define it for us, but our culture is always shifting. The Bible, however, teaches us exactly who we are. In His word, God teaches us His design for marriage and His design for sex; His way that is true and perfect, leading to joy and human flourishing. God also shows us the pitfalls of counterfeits and distortions to marriage. Throughout this series we’ll learn precisely what God’s unchanging plan for marriage and human sexuality is and how it plays out in the ever-changing world we live in. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Jonathan Alexander explores God’s Design for Marriage through Genesis 2:18–25.

For this series, questions will be in the God’s Good Design curriculum. Keep your booklet to discuss in your small groups.

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When it comes to marriage and human sexuality, the message keeps changing. Society tries to define it for us, but our culture is always shifting. The Bible, however, teaches us exactly who we are. In His word, God teaches us His design for marriage and His design for sex; His way that is true and perfect, leading… Continue reading →

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When it comes to marriage and human sexuality, the message keeps changing. Society tries to define it for us, but our culture is always shifting. The Bible, however, teaches us exactly who we are. In His word, God teaches us His design for marriage and His design for sex; His way that is true and perfect, leading to joy and human flourishing. God also shows us the pitfalls of counterfeits and distortions to marriage. Throughout this series we’ll learn precisely what God’s unchanging plan for marriage and human sexuality is and how it plays out in the ever-changing world we live in. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Jonathan Alexander explores further into Genesis 1, discovering what it means to be created in the image of God.


For this series, questions will be in the God’s Good Design curriculum. Keep your booklet to discuss in your small groups.

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When it comes to marriage and human sexuality, the message keeps changing. Society tries to define it for us, but our culture is always shifting. The Bible, however, teaches us exactly who we are. In His word, God teaches us His design for marriage and His design for sex; His way that is true and perfect, leading… Continue reading →

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When it comes to marriage and human sexuality, the message keeps changing. Society tries to define it for us, but our culture is always shifting. The Bible, however, teaches us exactly who we are. In His word, God teaches us His design for marriage and His design for sex; His way that is true and perfect, leading to joy and human flourishing. God also shows us the pitfalls of counterfeits and distortions to marriage. Throughout this series we’ll learn precisely what God’s unchanging plan for marriage and human sexuality is and how it plays out in the ever-changing world we live in. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Jonathan Alexander explores Genesis 1:1, where we discover who God is and who He always has been.

 

For this series, Small-Group Questions will be in the God’s Good Design curriculum. Keep your booklet to discuss in your small groups.

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When it comes to marriage and human sexuality, the message keeps changing. Society tries to define it for us, but our culture is always shifting. The Bible, however, teaches us exactly who we are. In His word, God teaches us His design for marriage and His design for sex; His way that is true and… Continue reading →

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Prodigal means “spend until you have nothing left.” And surely Jesus did. During this series we’ll encounter a heavenly Father who offers an extravagant, reckless grace to all who ask, from the most rebellious to the most self-righteous. And along the way we’ll discover that His reckless grace and love is the key to experiencing the life we were made to live. Join us Sunday as Pastor Jonathan Alexander concludes our Prodigal God series by exploring The Father in Luke 15:11–32.

Small Group Questions

1. Tell about an especially meaningful gift someone gave you. What made it so special?
2. Read Luke 15:17–19. The younger son underestimates the grace of his father. How can we do that with God? How have you done this?
3. What does this story reveal about the character of God the Father? Which of these traits do you want more of in your life?
4. What decisions or realizations have come as a result of this series? What will you do differently as a result?
5. Who do you know that is currently “in a distant country” spiritually? Spend some time praying for them by name. How might God want to use you to invite them “home”?

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Prodigal means “spend until you have nothing left.” And surely Jesus did. During this series we’ll encounter a heavenly Father who offers an extravagant, reckless grace to all who ask, from the most rebellious to the most self-righteous. And along the way we’ll discover that His reckless grace and love is the key to experiencing the life… Continue reading →

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Prodigal means “spend until you have nothing left.” And surely Jesus did. During this series we’ll encounter a heavenly Father who offers an extravagant, reckless grace to all who ask, from the most rebellious to the most self-righteous. And along the way we’ll discover that His reckless grace and love is the key to experiencing the life we were made to live. The story of the older brother is short, but powerful. The older son perhaps was even more lost than his younger brother because he didn’t understand his need for grace. How do we struggle with pride? What does it mean to experience His extravagant grace? Join us Sunday as Pastor Jonathan Alexander digs deep into Luke 15:25–32, as well as celebrate the Regan family during all three of our weekend services.

Small Group Questions

1. What birth order are you (oldest, middle, youngest, only)? How did your family resemble or differ from the stereotypical roles these play? If you are married, how has this played out in your marriage?
2. Read Luke 15:25–32. How can you relate to the younger son in this story? How can you relate to the older son? Which do you feel most reflects your story?
3. Read Luke 15:1–2. Jesus is speaking to a very specific audience. How would you summarize Jesus’ primary message to these people? What can you learn from this message?
4. In what ways was the older son as rebellious as the younger? In your opinion, which version of rebellion is harder to overcome? How have you dealt with this kind of rebellion?
5. The older son did what was right but with the wrong heart. Tell about a time you did right things for wrong reasons. How do you deal with this in your life?
6. Spend some time asking God to guard your group’s hearts against the rebellion of the older son.

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Prodigal means “spend until you have nothing left.” And surely Jesus did. During this series we’ll encounter a heavenly Father who offers an extravagant, reckless grace to all who ask, from the most rebellious to the most self-righteous. And along the way we’ll discover that His reckless grace and love is the key to experiencing the life… Continue reading →

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Prodigal means “spend until you have nothing left.” And surely Jesus did. During this series we’ll encounter a heavenly Father who offers an extravagant, reckless grace to all who ask, from the most rebellious to the most self-righteous. And along the way we’ll discover that His reckless grace and love is the key to experiencing the life we were made to live. The younger brother is the most well-known character in this story that Jesus tells. What does it mean for us to turn away, to want the gifts but not the giver? What does it mean to experience His extravagant grace upon returning? Listen in as Pastor Jonathan Wolfgang digs deep into Luke 15:11–24.

Small Group Questions

1. How did you celebrate Easter? Do you have any special traditions around this season?
2. Have you ever lost something valuable? How did you respond? What happened?
3. Read Luke 15:13–16. Tell about a time you hit rock bottom. What did you learn from that experience? How did you recover?
4. Read Luke 15:22–24. How does this verse relate to Easter? In what ways do you relate to being brought back to life?
5. Based on how Jonathan defined “prodigal,” how does this term apply to God? How does it apply to the youngest son? Which seems most fitting?
6. Spend some time thanking our Prodigal God for His extravagant grace.

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Prodigal means “spend until you have nothing left.” And surely Jesus did. During this series we’ll encounter a heavenly Father who offers an extravagant, reckless grace to all who ask, from the most rebellious to the most self-righteous. And along the way we’ll discover that His reckless grace and love is the key to experiencing the life… Continue reading →

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This weekend also begins our new four-week series, Prodigal God. Prodigal means, “spend until you have nothing left.” And surely Jesus did. During this series, we’ll encounter a heavenly Father who offers an extravagant, reckless grace to all who ask, from the most rebellious to the most self-righteous. And along the way we’ll discover His reckless grace and love is the key to experiencing the life we were made to live.

Small Group Questions

1. How did you celebrate Easter? Do you have any special traditions around this season?
2. Have you ever lost something valuable? How did you respond? What happened?
3. Read Luke 15:13–16. Tell about a time you hit rock bottom. What did you learn from that experience? How did you recover?
4. Read Luke 15:22–24. How does this verse relate to Easter? In what ways do you relate to being brought back to life?
5. Based on how Jonathan defined “prodigal,” how does this term apply to God? How does it apply to the youngest son? Which seems most fitting?
6. Spend some time thanking our Prodigal God for His extravagant grace.

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This weekend also begins our new four-week series, Prodigal God. Prodigal means, “spend until you have nothing left.” And surely Jesus did. During this series, we’ll encounter a heavenly Father who offers an extravagant, reckless grace to all who ask, from the most rebellious to the most self-righteous. And along the way we’ll discover His reckless… Continue reading →

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The world has never seen anything like “the” movement called the Church. People want to be part of something bigger and something greater than themselves. The book of Acts tells the story of a group of first-century, rag-tag followers of the Risen Christ who became the movement that would change the world. It’s God’s movement because He is a God on the move, and He invites us to get on the move with Him. Come be a part of the most important, life-transforming, world-changing movement in history.

Small Group Questions

1. If you could have dinner with any 2 or 3 people in history (other than Jesus), who would they be?
2. Read Colossians 1:29. In what ways does showing grace require grit? Have you experienced this?
3. Read Ephesians 2:8–9. Who do you know whose life embodies grace and grit? What stands out about this person?
4. What are you dealing with right now that requires you show grit? How can your group help?
5. Who in your world needs to know about the grace of Jesus? How will you invite them to Easter? Spend some time praying for Easter at Northshore.

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The world has never seen anything like “the” movement called the Church. People want to be part of something bigger and something greater than themselves. The book of Acts tells the story of a group of first-century, rag-tag followers of the Risen Christ who became the movement that would change the world. It’s God’s movement… Continue reading →

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The world has never seen anything like “the” movement called the Church. People want to be part of something bigger and something greater than themselves. The book of Acts tells the story of a group of first-century, rag-tag followers of the Risen Christ who became the movement that would change the world. It’s God’s movement because He is a God on the move, and He invites us to get on the move with Him. Come be a part of the most important, life-transforming, world-changing movement in history.

Small Group Questions

1. What’s one of the most mundane jobs or tasks you’ve ever had?

2. Read Acts 6:1–6. Why is the Holy Spirit’s wisdom and power an essential part of our service to people, even in the most mundane tasks or those requiring little skill? What do you learn from Jesus in this?

3. What are the unglamorous opportunities God has put before you to serve others? How can you grow in dependence on the Spirit for helping others in these ways?

4. Read Acts 6:8–10 and Luke 21:15. When you have an opportunity to share Christ with someone, what’s the price of not asking for the Holy Spirit’s help? Read Ephesians 6:18–20. Why would Paul (of all people!) ask for words to be given him when sharing the gospel? What does this imply for us?

5. Read 7:52–60. Stephen was “full of the Holy Spirit” (v. 55) and declared his trust in Jesus (v. 59) and showed mercy toward his enemies (v. 60). In what hardships in your life, including difficult relationships, do you need the Spirit’s power to trust in Jesus and show mercy to others?

6. Pray for each other, that the Holy Spirit would empower you to follow in Jesus’ steps of serving and speaking in every situation for the glory of God.

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The world has never seen anything like “the” movement called the Church. People want to be part of something bigger and something greater than themselves. The book of Acts tells the story of a group of first-century, rag-tag followers of the Risen Christ who became the movement that would change the world. It’s God’s movement… Continue reading →

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The world has never seen anything like “the” movement called the Church. People want to be a part of something bigger and something greater than themselves. The book of Acts tells the story of a group of first-century, rag-tag followers of the Risen Christ who became the movement that would change the world; it’s God’s movement because He is a God on the move. The movement of the Holy Spirit throughout the centuries, the movement of the good news of Jesus—and He invites us to get on the move with Him. Come be a part of the most important, life-transforming, world-changing movement in history.

Small Group Questions

1. Everyone’s talking about our unusually sunny weather. What have you been doing to enjoy the sunshine?
2. Based on what you know of Peter’s life, what were his strengths and weaknesses? How can you relate to him?
3. Read Acts 10:9–16. What does God reveal in this vision? What lessons does it have for us?
4. Tell about a time you have reconsidered a conviction you once held. What led you to reconsider? How did your perspective change?
5. Read Acts 10:19–33. When is a time you have felt called or led to minister to someone different than you? How did you respond? What challenges did you face?
6. Did you and your group participate in Beans and Rice week? Talk about what you learned from the experience.

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The world has never seen anything like “the” movement called the Church. People want to be a part of something bigger and something greater than themselves. The book of Acts tells the story of a group of first-century, rag-tag followers of the Risen Christ who became the movement that would change the world; it’s God’s… Continue reading →